Field Supervisor


DCCEEW - National Parks & Wildlife Service


Port Macquarie, NSW

Salary etc:

$81,316 - $86,908 p.a. + super & weekend/public holiday loading (Grade 1/2). Full-time.



Do you want to work to make a difference for NSW?
Working to protect the state's environment and heritage.

About the role

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has a unique opportunity for a Field Supervisor to work as part of the team and contribute towards the conservation of the natural environment, flora, fauna and Aboriginal heritage.

A Field Supervisor coordinates and supervises a small team and contractors in the delivery of field operations for NPWS. This position is based at Port Macquarie and will be working closely with the Team Leader Field Operations role ensuring the efficient and safe undertaking of works and maintenance duties across the Area. You will also be asked to contribute to the planning, prioritisation and scheduling of works and be able to undertake administrative and record keeping duties. This is a hands-on role which will involve assisting with the construction and maintenance of roads and fire trails and other infrastructure, protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites and the operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.

  • Package includes salary $81,316 - $86,908 plus employer's contribution to superannuation and 8.5% loading for working weekends and public holidays.
  • Temporary full-time role up until 30 June 2025 (potential to become ongoing).

About you

As a supervisor, you'll be experienced in managing and leading a dynamic team and managing multiple projects at once. Your organisational skills and adaptability will be key to your success, coupled with your communication skills and ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders. You'll work with Rangers and contractors to ensure the delivery of programs and priority projects. As such your collaborative approach and motivation to achieve outcomes will be an asset in this role.

Essential requirements

  • Current Australian Class C Drivers licence or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated well-developed supervisory and team leadership skills for the implementation of field and operational activities, including the construction and maintenance of walking tracks and park facilities, and pest plant and animal control.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in cost estimation, budgeting and planning and programming.
  • Experience or detailed knowledge of various trades.
  • Ability and demonstrated experience to undertake crew leadership in fire management.
  • Relevant SafeWork NSW certification, ability and experience in the operation of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance/construction work, including chainsaws to basic tree felling standard.

This is a physically active role suited to candidates of all genders who are fit, enjoy working outdoors as part of a team, and are eager to learn and develop the skills and qualifications needed to contribute toward improving and maintaining NSW's most precious natural places.

Applicants must meet the requirements of a firefighting medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake frontline firefighting roles. The applicant must pass the task-based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (up to 12 months) and annually thereafter.

Effective 1 January 2024, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW).

What we can offer you

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge.

  • Accrued days off in addition to Annual Leave.
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training.

What we do

DCCEEW strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DCCEEW supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.


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